• Question: What was your favorite project you have done so far?

    Asked by Rose on 4 Feb 2022.
    • Photo: Melissa Hess

      Melissa Hess answered on 4 Feb 2022:

      My favorite project was when I was trying to reduce nitric oxide emissions from biodiesel (diesel made from soybeans). It does a lot for the environment and helps farmers maximize their profits- that’s a win for everyone!

    • Photo: Lauren Haygood

      Lauren Haygood answered on 4 Feb 2022:

      My favorite project I have done so far has been studying metal cycling in aquatic environments- these types of projects allow me to do both chemistry analyses, geospatial analyses, and go outdoors to collect samples! Results help contribute to more sustainable management practices.

    • Photo: Leah Sutton

      Leah Sutton answered on 4 Feb 2022:

      I designed a waste heat recovery unit for an offshore platform near China when I use to work in the oil and gas industry. The reason the project is my favorite is because my aging boss called my design “dog crap” in front of the customer because he was upset they did not like his design better. My design ended up working wonderfully and still operates to this day as far as I know. While I regret some of the work I did in that industry that project always makes me feel a sense of pride because I stood up for myself and my technical abilities which paid off in the long run.

    • Photo: Kaveri Sawant

      Kaveri Sawant answered on 5 Feb 2022:

      Project targeted at enabling product innovation.

    • Photo: Phu Phan

      Phu Phan answered on 7 Feb 2022:

      building solar pannel from used CD disk.

    • Photo: Amelia Grose

      Amelia Grose answered on 8 Feb 2022:

      I got to go to the Galápagos Islands when I was a senior in college and study blacktip sharks! I looked at how their swimming speed varied in the marina where there was a lot of human activity, versus in a reef that not many people accessed.

    • Photo: Juan Manuel Gonzalez Olalla

      Juan Manuel Gonzalez Olalla answered on 14 Feb 2022:

      My favorite project was in the Mediterranean Sea. I was working in a research vessel during one week analyzing the impact of dust from the desert and ultraviolet radiation from the Sun on aquatic organisms.